• Turnbull Government moves to increase Australian involvement in Defence projects

Turnbull Government moves to increase Australian involvement in Defence projects

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced changes that will strengthen the requirement for Australian involvement in Defence projects.

“We are changing the process companies undergo when responding to tenders for defence equipment,” Minister Pyne said.

“The Australian Industry Capability Plan Template has been strengthened in line with Government’s defence industry policy of maximising Australian industry involvement in meeting Australia’s defence capability goals, creating thousands of long-term jobs across the country and economic growth.

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PMI: Australian manufacturing continues to expand

PMI: Australian manufacturing continues to expand

The Australian Industry (Ai) Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) inched 0.2 points higher to 55.0 in June – a ninth consecutive month of expansion for the manufacturing sector.

“Sales, exports and production all lifted and growth was widespread across the sector,” said Ai Group chief executive, Innes Willox.

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Australian exporters by the numbers: 2015-16

Australian exporters by the numbers: 2015-16

The latest release of the ABS Characteristics of Exporters shows that Australia continues to grow the total number of our exporters, with an increase of 2,454 (five per cent) in exporter numbers in 2015-16, following a (revised) increase of 3,840 in 2014-15.[1] That total increase reflects a jump of more than 2,600 in the number of goods exporters along with a fall of 136 in the number of exporters of services.[2] According to the ABS, there are now 53,350 exporters of goods and/or services.

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$300 million for cutting edge protection against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats

$300 million for cutting edge protection against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats

Our military will receive new cutting edge protection against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats as a result of up to $300 million worth of new equipment announced today by Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne.

The project will deliver individual and collective protection from CBRN hazards including detectors, suits, masks, protection tents, decontamination systems, contaminated equipment containers, warning and reporting software and simulation systems.

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